The Acting Solicitor General of the United States has filed “the brief of respondent United States in opposition” to any further Supreme Court review of terms of imprisonment for two egg producers under the so-called “responsible corporate officer” (RCO) doctrine—which is said to be a rare instance of strict supervisory liability in the criminal law.
Earlier this week, General Mills released its 2017 Global Responsibility Report. The annual document explains the brand’s approach to creating environmental, social and economic value in the countries where it operates. One of the key highlights in this year’s report is that General Mills boosted its spending on food safety from $13 million in 2015 to $16 million in 2016.
New data out of the European Union (EU) shows that food consumed in that region is still mostly pesticide-free.
This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) announced an expansion of its services to the general public--the Meat and Poultry Hotline.
Today, the FDA announced the publication of three waivers to the now final Sanitary Transportation rule mandated by the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
This week, the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) issued a request to Congress regarding spending for fiscal year 2018.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) had announced a new funding opportunity--the Water for Food Production Systems Challenge Area.
According to a new study by Purdue University, Listeria monocytogenes can still thrive inside the tissue of romaine lettuce.
Colorado State University (CSU) has begun constructing the JBS Global Food Innovation Center. The $15 million state-of-the-art facility will focus on best practices in three distinct areas--food safety, meat sciences and animal handling and welfare.
Last week, a new Strategic Plan for 2017-2021 was unveiled by The Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC)--a partnership that consists of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
After reports of inspectors taking bribes to allow the sale of contaminated food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now testing shipments of raw beef and ready-to-eat products originating from Brazil.
This week, President Donald Trump released an outline of his first federal budget. His 2018 budget plans include slashing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) funding by a whopping $4.7 billion.
The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) has reported this week that there was a significant decline in the number of human cases of Campylobacter in 2016.
Gottlieb, 44, is a partner at a venture capitalist firm that focuses on healthcare investments and has a long history with both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
Ouleout cheese from Vulto Creamery in Walton, NY has been identified as the most likely source of a Listeria outbreak that has sickened 6 people in 4 states. Two of those illnesses resulted in fatalities.
A Tennessee chicken farm that supplies meat to Tyson Foods is confirmed to have a deadly form of bird flu, prompting South Asia to reject imports of American chicken.
Researchers at Tuskegee University--a historically African American college in Alabama--have secured a patent for a faster and more efficient way to detect live bacteria that could contaminate the nation’s food supply.
An Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak in five states has prompted state and federal officials to investigate the origin of the foodborne illness.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more imported foods--primarily fish and produce--are the cause of foodborne disease outbreaks.
This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens”.